Average Bench: 96.6% (155th of 956)

Based on 243 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged just 3.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 140MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 56.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 393MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 395MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 243 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 490 527
296 Write 395 465
303 Mixed 393 424
310 SusWrite 417 463
95.2% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 31.1 37.3
34 4K Write 78.7 117
16.2 4K Mixed 37.1 54.9
136% 49 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 267 386
61 DQ Write 234 345
17.1 DQ Mixed 140 296
135% 214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 445 448 448 444 447 MB/s
Read 474
Write 432
Mixed 382
SusWrite 445
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 50.9
172% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 288
236% 337 MB/s
819GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 442 446 457 457 458 MB/s
Read 500
Write 450
Mixed 402
SusWrite 447
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 50.7
168% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 296
240% 340 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,001,532 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 4,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 124%
Desktop 98%
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Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,814

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